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Posted By : bilo - 12/22/2016 12:10 PM
Are Finale 25 files compatible with 2014.5 files?

Posted By : Ron. - 12/22/2016 12:13 PM
Yes. (I just tested it to be certain.)


Finale 25.2

GPO5, JaBB3, GIO, COMB2, GWI, GIFF, Steinway Basic.

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Posted By : Zuill - 12/22/2016 12:19 PM
Features new to v25 don't translate back to 2014, however. One example is dashed slurs. If you don't need them, you're fine. Also, since v25 doesn't have the full sets of some of the most popular plugins, 2014 and 2014.5 will give you more functionality. v25.2 has the new feature of hearing transposed instruments at their sounding pitch. One can use v25.2 for that, then open in 2014.5 for editing with plugins that might be needed.

Zuill


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Post Edited (Zuill) : 12/22/2016 10:22:40 AM (GMT-6)


Posted By : Peter Thomsen - 12/22/2016 2:15 PM
Also, 25.1 introduced a new document option for Backward Repeat Bracket positioning.
See this thread:

forum.makemusic.com/default.aspx?f=6&m=490374

You do not have this option in 2014.5 - so obviously saving the .musx document in 2014.5 will …

Peter


Mac Finale, 2014d, 2014.5 & v25.2, Mac OS X 10.12.2, iMac Intel Core i7, 4 GHz, 32 GB RAM


Posted By : Zuill - 12/22/2016 2:56 PM
Additionally, 25.2 introduced an option to have Octave transposing instruments display in their written range in Concert pitch view.

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